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Jämä green Luhka
Jämä green Luhka.
Jämä green Luhka. Model's height 175 cm, width Medium.
Jämä green Luhka. Model's height 175 cm, width Medium.
Jämä green Luhka. The "sleeve cuffs" have a wooden toggle
Jämä green Luhka. The fabric has a white flipside.
Jämä green Luhka. Packs inside its own hood.
Jämä green Luhka.
Jämä green Luhka.
Jämä green Luhka.

Jämä green Luhka

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Essentially a short cape- and in this case, made of waterproof fabric! A compact, traditional alternative for protection from rain and wind. Not a thin shower curtain, but made of soft and fluffy PU-coated material. Rolls up to its hood and large enough to accommodate a small backpack underneath.

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Jämä green Luhka.
Jämä green Luhka. Model's height 175 cm, width Medium.
Jämä green Luhka. Model's height 175 cm, width Medium.
Jämä green Luhka. The "sleeve cuffs" have a wooden toggle
Jämä green Luhka. The fabric has a white flipside.
Jämä green Luhka. Packs inside its own hood.
Jämä green Luhka.
Jämä green Luhka.
Jämä green Luhka.

Essentially a short cape- and in this case, made of waterproof fabric! A compact, traditional alternative for protection from rain and wind. Not a thin shower curtain, but made of soft and fluffy PU-coated material. Rolls up to its hood and large enough to accommodate a small backpack underneath.

The good old "Laplander Cloak". The Luhka, or Luhkka, is an age-old poncho style design that originates from the northernmost parts of Scandinavia. A simple and versatile piece of clothing developed by the indigenous peoples of the far north for outdoor work in a harsh climate. We got a batch of surplus hunting garment fabric from a clothing manufacturer and decided to put it in use.

A clever little detail we added is the simple toggle button "cuffs". By closing these toggles a sort of sleeve is formed at the outer edges of the cloak. These help keep the Luhka in place and prevents it from flapping around wildly, quite handy when doing any kind of work with your hands.

The hood and collar area are sized to fit regular head sizes. The head hole and collar are quite tightly sized so that they cover up your neck properly for wind protection. We made the hole just a tad larger than on the woolen version.

Material

The fabric consists of a brushed, fleece-like polyester, with PU coating on the inside, making the fabric waterproof. Specs:

  • 100% brushed polyester
  • PU-coating on the inside
  • Water resistance: 10000 mm - waterproof
  • Breathability: 10000 g m2/24h

Just as waterproof as regular rain capes, but we didn't opt for taped seams, those would have cost quite a bit more. However, the way the seams are made is quite tight. The cape form helps with air circulation.

Care

Machine wash at 40° C / 104° F when necessary. Hang dry.

One-size-fits-most

Since this is a poncho type cloak the only detail that is somewhat important when it comes to sizing is the hood. The hood is designed to fit "regular" size heads with a wool cap or even fur hat on. Bigger melons might be a tight squeeze with thicker headwear on.

Model's height is 175 cm (5' 9") and chest width Medium.

Jämä is upcycled surplus

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Jämä is a Finnish word meaning leftovers or scraps. It’s also one of our house brands for equipment made from recycled or surplus materials. From time to time we accumulate stuff that doesn't sell well but is made out of outstanding materials. We've also got several capable seamstresses here, and the equation is pretty clear: cut that useless stuff apart and sew it back together to create something useful.

Because Finnish labor is one of the most expensive in the world, these are very simple, practical and rugged in design. Our development and prototype production remains in-house while most of the production is outsourced to Turku and other cities - still within Finland. Simplicity means strength: the fewer parts there are, the smaller the chance of breaking anything.

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24.08.2019
Withstood about 2 hours of sustained heavy rain, and I stayed dry underneath.
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02.11.2020
I will start by saying this is a bit small, I'm only like 160 centimeters and this feels a tad pit small compared to your typical poncho, and as the description says, will only fit a *Small* backpack underneath. However, unlike most ripstop ponchos you don't get all sweaty under this one, and it will keep a light rain off pretty well
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I would not recommend to a friend

07.12.2020 (Edited 06.01.2021)
The softshell and the wool luhka are brilliant ideas as they cut off the cold winds when you hike while letting you breathe and dry.
But this one is made in a purely waterproof fabric that doesn't breathe at all and it's too short to be an effective rain poncho.
Luhkas as thermal barriers are an amazing concept (I own 3), but there are better, longer and cheaper rain ponchos out there.
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